Prayers For Life






That I Might Respect All Life

Lord, help me to respect all life today. Help me to see the beauty of Your creation in everyone I meet. Especially, let me be concerned for all those who are helpless, sick, weak, or ignored by others. Help me to remember that they are especially dear to You. Let your Love reach through me to them in their time of need.
Amen.

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For Unity in the Pro-Life Movement

Lord, give unity to the pro-life movement. We all work for the same goal - respect and protection for the life You have created. But sometimes we see the means to reach that goal from different perspectives. The devil must be pleased when he sees us threatened by division. Give us Your protection and help. Give us wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and fortitude so that the lives of all Your children will be protected. We trust in You.
Amen.

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For Expectant Mothers

Lord, look with special love on all expectant mothers today. Help them to realize the special treasure they carry within them. Touch the minds and hearts of all who are tempted by abortion because of problem pregnancies. As You consoled Your Mother at the Annunciation, console these mothers and give them special graces to trust in You. As You sent an angel to Your Mother, send someone into their lives who will help them make prudent and loving decisions that will conform to Your law.
Amen.

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For Those Who Counsel

Lord, we pray for all those who counsel pregnant women. Give them special gifts of the Holy Spirit so that they may find the right words to help each woman who comes to them to realize that she carries within her a new life formed in Your image. Lead women who face troubled pregnancies to Your counselors. Never let anyone who counsels against abortion be discouraged by failure. Never let Your counselors rest in their efforts to save Your children one by one. Rather, bless all their efforts so they may succeed. Provide the financial resources they need. Let them always be shining witnesses of the light of Your compassion and love.
Amen.

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For Adoptions

Lord, how very hard it must be for a young woman to love a child enough to give it life, then release it for adoption. How truly brave and giving these mothers are! Bless them. Heal them of the pain of giving, then giving up. Help them to realize how special they are. Bless all those, too, who adopt a child. Let them always nurture the gift of love that has been passed on to them. There are no unwanted children, Lord, only misplaced ones. Through Your Divine Providence, help parents and children to find each other. Grant that every adoption will be a transmission of Your eternal love.
Amen.

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About Euthanasia and Infanticide

Lord, the specters of legalized infanticide and euthanasia loom darkly on the horizons of our culture. Don't let their evils be added to the present holocaust of abortion. You, Lord, are the author of all life. Only You have the right to give it or take it away. There is meaning in every moment of our existence. There is potential for good in every life every day. Let our society not be influenced by those who seek to relieve suffering by destroying life. Rather, let us be led by those who through trust in You see beyond suffering to the potential for joy and giving in every circumstance in every life.
Amen.

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For Your Special Chosen Children

Lord, please be very close to Your special chosen children today - the ones with visible handicaps. You have given them a special vocation in life - the vocation of calling others to more selfless love by responding to their needs. They are a reminder to all of us that we are all dependent on You and on each other. Your special children have special, often urgent needs. Surround them with love so that their needs for education, companionship, physical care, and love may be met. Give them special gifts of fortitude, patience, and perseverence so they may triumph over their handicaps. Help me to remember that their handicaps are only more visible than my own, and that I can learn much about You from their example.
Amen.

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For the Unborn

Lord, You are Father to all whom You have made. With fatherly love, protect Your unborn children who are threatened by abortion. Pour Your grace into their mothers' hearts, so that these, Your children may be born and grow to maturity in Your love. Enlighten our political leaders so that all of Your children may soon be protected by law. Forgive us as a nation for this sin. Show me what I can do to help right this terrible wrong.
Amen.

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For Women Who have Had Abortions

Lord, forgive and heal the deep emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds of women who have had abortions. Pour the healing power of Your love into their hearts so that they may seek and accept Your forgiveness. God of mercy, be especially merciful to them, for so often they did not know the wrong they were doing. Lead them to those who will help them. Help all of us who have had the grace to recognize the evil in abortion never to turn away from those who have experienced its harm. Let us always reach out to them in love.
Amen.

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For Abortionists

Lord, today we pray for all those who perform and promote abortions. Sometimes it's hard to pray for them. We sit in judgment and say, "How could they?" The answer has to be the same as Yours from the cross - "They know not what they do." Lord, help them to know, to understand. Touch their minds and hearts and consciences. Move them to repentance. Forgive them. Lead them to Your love.
Amen.

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For Faith

Lord, give me faith ... faith in the pro-life cause. Let me believe that this is the most important issue of our time. Let me believe that with Your help we will succeed. Let me remember that faith can move even the mountains of legislative intrigues, unjust courts, and the growing selfishness of our modern society.

Give me faith in myself. Let me believe even my small efforts to save Your children are important. Help me to never apologize for my convictions, but rather to be happy to share with others my belief in the sanctity of human life.

Give me faith in You. You are the author of all life. You know and love every human being. How You must weep for Your children who die and for Your other children who kill them! Help me to believe the power of Your grace will eventually triumph over every obstacle.
Amen.

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For the Aged and Dying

Lord, look on the aged and dying with special tenderness today. Let them receive the best of medical care. Ease their sufferings. In our land of plenty, don't let them die of hunger and loneliness. Surround them with family and friends, with people who will care. Comfort them with the knowledge that You are very near. Let them die quietly, peacefully, naturally, happily. May their souls rest eternally in Your Kingdom.
Amen.

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Contact:
Clive Clarke

Richmond Right to Life
9111 No. 2 Road
Richmond, BC V7E 2C6
Canada.

Phone: (604) 274-5433 or 275-0116
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Email:rrtl@vcn.bc.ca

This page last updated Oct.4, 1999.

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